01092022-LSTL-01.qxd 8/31/2022 11:10 PM Page 1 c m y b KUNAL KEMMU TO DIRECT FILM Kunal Kemmu is all set to make his directorial debut with Excel Entertainment, titled Madgaon Express. Taking to social media, Kunal announced it to his fans. He wrote, “With joined hands and a bowed head I seek all of your blessings and the blessings of Ganpati Bappa. Introducing Madgaon Express…” TRIBUNE She’s the one Life Sushmita Sen has been roped in as the lead for an intense and powerpacked biopic. Sushmita will be fronting the biopic whose rights have been acquired by Mansi Bagla of Mini Films.—IANS LUDHIANA | THURSDAY | 1 SEPTEMBER 2022 PHOTOS BY NITIN MITTAL, RAVI KUMAR AND VICKY Sector 23, Chandigarh Sector 8, Panchkula Singer Luke Bell found dead Phase 3B2, Mohali Once a rebel’s expression, street art has become a tool of beautification in Tricity, thanks to the endeavour of artists & administration Sheetal M ODERN architecture, greenery and urban marvel—are most common remarks made by visitors of The City Beautiful. Efforts have been made to add flavours to the cityscape in forms of visual art. As respective administrations try to revamp Chandigarh and its neighbouring cities—Panchkula and Mohali, we bring you the new additions to public art, which range from graffiti to murals to installations. Also, artistes and art experts share their opinion on the recent works. The eyecatchers Sidhu Moosewala’s colourful portrait in Sector 23 is eye catching, which also has the portrait of Tupac. The artist, Ashok Kumar, who goes by the name Ashok Artz, says, “I had painted on this wall earlier as well. As there’s a liquor store nearby and many people used this wall to urinate, the owner Aerik 21 wanted to get their wall painted. Now, it has become a selfie point. We change the graffiti from time to time.” The artist has got calls from Canada, The US and the UK for assignments post his famous Sidhu Moosewala graffiti. Just across in Sector 36, there’s another shop, Urban Desi Chai, which has lit up the empty place with another graffiti. Among the newly painted graffiti, Alliance Française de Chandigarh ’ s new graffiti by Brazil-born Liliane Ortega stands out. Newly made Sector 17 underpass has become the hotspot for all installations throughout the year. The exhibition to celebrate 75th year of Independence has installations from students of the Government College of Art and the Chandigarh College of Architecture namely Mimansa, Yashi Garg, Bhanu Shirvastav and Shweta Kumari. In public domain (Clockwise from top) Sector 36, Rose Garden-Sector 17 Underpass and Sector 15, Chandigarh The art and the experts Bheem Malhotra, Chairman, Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, is the artist behind the recently installed mural of APJ Abdul Kalam (72 ft height) at Chandigarh University, Mohali. He says, “It was the brainchild of University’s chancellor Satnam Singh Sandhu. It is a 3D mural made of ceramic tiles and executed by Sunil Mathur. After I selected a portrait of Kalam sahib, the chal- Creativity gone wrong? another level. Ganesha idols, inspired by the film, are selling in the market and its pictures have gone viral. In the photo, Lord Ganesha idol can be seen wearing white kurta-pajama, doing the iconic hand gesture which Allu Arjun did in the movie. Fans and devotees of Lord Ganesha have expressed disappointment saying that it’s disrespect to the God. One user wrote, “Shame! God’s face cannot be similar of a smuggler character... this should be stopped...” Another tweeted, “What is this nonsense? ing.” He also feels that the recent installation at Matka Chowk has in a way blocked the view of the Shivalik hills and calls it a bad sculpture. Colour of Panchkula Haryana’s Panchkula has been redecorated. One can see the colourful walls while driving around in the daylight and at night the city glows with permanent installations of decorative lights. Mayor Kulbhushan Goyal says, “When our initiative to install decorative lights in 2021 was appreciated, we made it permanent on all major roundabouts and roads which now glow in Tricolour celebrating 75 years of Independence. The wall art has helped us narrate stories of valour and sacrifice, sports heroes and freedom fighters. We also try to inspire citizens to adopt cleanliness. The response of the citizen led us to add 50,000 sq ft area to the existing one lakh sq ft which started during the pandemic.” Charlbi Dean passes away Triangle of Sadness star Charlbi Dean is no more. She was 32. Dean died on Monday at a hospital in New York City after what was described as an unexpected sudden illness. Dean had a co-starring role in Triangle of Sadness, which was awarded the Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival this past May. Dean’s other movie credits include Blood in the Water, Don’t Sleep, An Interview with God and Porthole. — ANI Kamaal R Khan hospitalised Ganesha inspired by Allu Arjun’s Pushpa sparks controversy Allu Arjun-starrer Pushpa: The Rise was one of the most successful films of last year. From fans to the Mayor of New York City, Pushpa’s swag has left its mark on everyone. And now, with Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, the frenzy around Pushpa has been taken to lenge was to execute it with proper colour balancing.” Does Chandigarh provide the right platform for such art pieces? Malhotra says, “Graffiti aren’t suitable to the architecture of Chandigarh for it wears off with time and can easily be tampered with. When done with a proper thought-process , keeping in mind the durability, only then public art make sense.” Diwan Manna, President, Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi, also holds the same opinion and shares his reservations about wall paintings. “Any art project depends on the artist’s maturity, skills and ideas, or it could be a permanent eyesore. So, the administration should bring artist, architectures, cultural experts under one roof before executing any public art as public art represents the city, its aspirations and cultural moorings. Every public art should be commissioned work administered by a team and must be in sync with the surround- Country singer-songwriter Luke Bell, whose throwback style blended strains of Texas, Nashville and Bakersfield, has died aged 32, according to his friend and collaborator Matt Kinman. Bell, who battled severe bipolar disorder, had travelled to Arizona with Kinman, but went missing on August 20 in Tucson. —IANS This is so very insensitive.” While one more tweet read, “A Ganesh idol inspired from a movie character who was a smuggler & a goon! Isn’t this anti-Hindu now? Why is there no outrage against the South film industry? Where’s the boycott gang?” Getting the drawl back Standing out in the crowd When Daniel Craig forgot Knives Out accent and had to learn all over again Samantha Prabhu sports bruises in the first look of Yashoda Daniel Craig failed to remember his Knives Out accent. Reprising his role as Detective Benoit Blanc in the sequel Glass Onion, A Knives Out Mystery, he revealed that he spent months working with a dialect coach perfecting the sleuth’s Kentucky drawl once again. “I went away to work with an accent coach for three or four months before we started shooting,” Craig said. —IANS Samantha Prabhu has shared a new poster of her upcoming movie Yashoda and announced the teaser release date. The actress took a break from her social media detox and dropped the post. She made the announcement about her movie Yashoda on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. In the poster, Samantha is seen standing in the middle of a crowd. The actress has bruise marks on her face and is covered in blood. Sharing the poster, Samantha wrote, “The indomitable will!! #YashodaTeaser on Sep 9th @ 5:49PM.” Fans of Samantha expressed their excitement and took to the comments section of the post to drop messages. One user commented, “Shining out in the crowd and how,” while another wrote, “Excited.” A third user on Instagram said, “After one month gap. Sam is back.” Yashoda is directed by director duo, Hari and Harish. The movie also features Varalaxmi Sarathkumar. c m y b Kamaal R Khan (KRK), who was arrested in Mumbai on August 30, was sent for judicial custody of 14 days by the court. However, he was rushed to a hospital on the same night as he complained of chest pain. KRK, who is just back from Dubai, was detained at the Mumbai airport. A court then ordered him to remain in judicial custody for 14 days. He is currently admitted at Mumbai’s Shatabdi Hospital. Meanwhile, in fresh developments, the National Commission for Women has now requested Mumbai Police to file charges against KRK for making disparaging remarks about women. On its official Twitter account, National Woman’s panel wrote, “@NCWIndia has come across a few posts of Kamal R Khan making derogatory remarks about women on social media. Chairperson @sharmarekha has written to @DGPMaharashtra to book him under relevant provisions for his comments on women. Action taken must be apprised to the Commission.” It’s over Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone split after dating for four years Leonardo DiCaprio and his girlfriend Camila Morrone have reportedly called it quits. As per the latest buzz, the duo has parted ways after dating for nearly four years. DiCaprio and Morrone first sparked romance rumours in January 2018 although they managed to keep most part of their relationship extremely private. Nearly a year after they began dating, it was reported that the two were serious about each other. Back in 2019, reports suggested that DiCaprio had also introduced Morrone to his parents and that it definitely wasn’t a casual relationship. Later on, they made their relationship official after they were spotted sitting together at the Oscars 2020 ceremony. However, now we hear that the couple is not together any more. The exact reason for Morrone and DiCaprio’s split is yet unknown.
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